5 more tips for multimedia enhanced teaching and learning

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Why is a teacher like an artist? How can video, audio, digital annotation and other forms of multimedia be used in education?

Due to the overwhelming response we had to our previous blog post 5 Tips for Multimedia Enhanced Teaching and Learning, we have put together 5 more tips for using multimedia technology to make your teaching more diverse, engaging and inclusive. In their research on multimodality and multimodal learning, Gunther Kress and his colleagues argued that presenting information through ‘one mode alone fails to capture the meaning of a communicative event’ and that, when you combine modes, they interact to create ‘multimodal ensembles’ which convey ‘more complex, modulated meanings’.  Read more ›

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3 ways to develop rich resources on Study Direct (Moodle)

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Most people start using the Sussex University VLE (Study Direct) to upload resources – usually slides from lectures. That is a great start, but there is much more that can be done to provide interesting and engaging resources for students.  Read more ›

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Digital skills for post-university life

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How can technology be used to help prepare for post-university life?

There are many digital tools that can help students to start researching careers and building a positive online presence.

We look at tools useful to a student or to a tutor wanting to promote Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Read more ›

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Podcast Episode 7 – Hands-on Learning with Technology – Pollie Barden

Podcast Episode 7 – Hands-on Learning with Technology – Pollie Barden

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TEL Workshops in Spring 2017

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Introduction

We’d like to extend a warm welcome back to all staff and students as we move into 2017. This term, TEL are offering a range of workshops for teaching staff, so why not sign up to brush up your digital skills for the New Year.  Read more ›

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Mini-broadcasting with Anchor FM: Radio by the people

screen-shot-2016-12-13-at-16-46-44tab1One of the greatest pleasures of a new colleague is the new ideas and ways of thinking that they bring to a team.

New learning technologist Tab Betts (@MrTabKey) introduced the Sussex TEL team to Anchor FM during Digital Innovation Week #DIWSussex.

We’d like to share this app with our readers here as a potential tool for teaching and learning. Read more ›

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Introducing Canva: an accessible graphic design tool

What is Canva?

Graphic design toolCanva is an easy-to-use design tool which makes graphic design accessible for learners with all levels of abilities, from complete beginners to experienced designers.

Canva’s simple drag and drop function combined with thousands of pre-made layouts enables users to quickly and easily create a wide range of different designs. Choose from, among others:

  • A4 posters
  • Blog graphics
  • Social media posts
  • CVs
  • Infographics

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3 steps to improving your time management with digital tools

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Everyone is busy and sometimes it seems we are too busy to find ways to organise our time better. This post will take you through three steps to improving the way you manage that most precious resource – your time.  Read more ›

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